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No apathy would be tolerated in the establishment of new colleges: Chief Minister Balochistan

QUETTA: Chief Minister Balochistan Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch has said that no apathy would be tolerated in the establishment of new colleges and the land dispute of Khuzdar and Loralai colleges would be resolved within a month. He said this talking to a convention of principals of Medical Colleges on Wednesday. Provincial Minister for Health Rehmat Saleh Baloch, Secretary Health, ...

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Sectarian tilt of society and politics of Balochistan

By M.Y Kakar The socio-political life in Balochistan is under transformation, from a peace loving and nationalistic ideology towards hardcore sectarianism. The province is engulfed by religious intolerance. Specific tactics are being adopted by various outlawed organizations in order to widen the existing gaps between various communities. The proscribed sectarian organizations are continuously working to disseminate their ideology in general ...

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Balochistan’s Boko Haram

By Shahzada Zulfiqar The closure of all private English-medium schools and language centres in Balochistan since April 25 has made headlines around Pakistan. After news of the closure broke, people across the province assumed that the Taliban, or outfits affiliated with them, had penetrated the Baloch belt which is generally known as a liberal region. But the honour this time ...

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Balochistan Chief Minister Vows to Fight Terrorists in Panjgur

By Mir Behram Baloch  QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Malik Baloch has vowed to fight the extremists and terrorists forcibly closing educational institutions in Panjgur district of the troubled province. At a seminar held in Quetta on Saturday, politicians, educators and members of civil society urged law enforcement to protect teachers and education institutions in Panjgur, one of the most backward districts in ...

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Education in Balochistan: Misplaced Priorities Amid Great Challenges

By Adnan Aamir The education sector in Balochistan is in a sorry state while the government is only relying on rhetorical promises about improving the situation.Independent studies carried out about the scale of the problem paint an abysmal picture. Out of 3.6 million,only 1.3 million children go to school in Balochistan.A staggering number of 7,300 teaching positions are still vacant ...

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70 percent people in Balochistan are living below poverty line: Chief Minister Balochistan

QUETTA: Chief Minister Balochistan Dr, Abdul Malik has said that after a long political struggle Balochistan was granted the status of province but still we could not succeed to take good care of it. “70 percent people in Balochistan are living below poverty line. People and animals are drinking water from the same pond in 21st century. For the sake ...

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Balochistan schools to be linked with GPS, GIS :Sardar Raza Muhammad Baraich

QUETTA: The Balochistan government is going to link its schools with GPS and GIS system to monitor the attendance of teachers and students at educational institutions. This was said by Advisor to Chief Minister on Education, Sardar Raza Muhammad Baraich while speaking at a “Single School Teacher” seminar organised by non-governmental organization, Center for Peace and Development (CPD) here.  “Reforms ...

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Sawat in Makran

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai Makran, which is consisted of Panjgur, Turbat and Gwadar districts of Balochistan, is the most populous division of Balochistan as compared to other divisions along with higher level of literacy rate and awareness about day-to-day issues of the province. Interestingly, the people of the mentioned division are reputed to be prodigiously talented. Panjgur has produced plethora ...

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Human Rights Education in Pakistan

By Gul Khan Naseer I have been advocating for the rights of religious minorities and marginalized groups in my area since I became a human rights activist and a development professional. Still, there is much more to do, as it is just the beginning. It is really very discouraging for me and my friends that the indigenous Hindu community is ...

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Balochistan Budget: A Set of Empty Promises

By Adnan Aamir The budget presented by Balochistan government is nothing but a set of empty promises. Ruling coalition of Balochistan consisting of National Party (NP), Pashtunkhaw Milli Awami Party (PKMAP) and Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) has badly failed in every sphere of governance. The current budget is just a traditional budget that makes high claims but at the ...

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